Automated Reminders Increase Rate of Colon Cancer Screenings in Low-Income Communities

Friday, August 1, 2014

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Automated Reminders Increase Rate of Colon Cancer Screenings in Low-Income Communities

In low-income and minority communities where colonoscopies may be prohibitively expensive for many residents, less-invasive, more frequent testing combined with automated reminders can yield dramatic improvements in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study, led by David Baker, MD/MPH.